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Jack Taylor inducted into the National Football Museum Hall Of Fame

Jack Taylor refereed the 1974 World Cup Final
Jack Taylor refereed the 1974 World Cup Final Credit: DPA/DPA/Press Association Images

Wolverhampton-born referee, the late Jack Taylor OBE, will be inducted into the National Football Museum Hall Of Fame.

He will become the first referee to be inducted in September.

Taylor was selected to officiate the 1974 World Cup Final between West Germany and Netherlands in which he awarded two penalties in the first 30 minutes.

Taylor also refereed a number of FA Cup and European Cup Finals.

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Tributes to Jack Taylor OBE

Tributes have been paid to Wolverhampton-born Jack Taylor OBE, who has died at his Shropshire home at the age of 82.

"Jack Taylor set the benchmark for refereeing, not just in this country but across the world, and in later life he applied the same levels of integrity, commitment and sheer love of the game to his other roles in football.

"Very few people in football can match the contribution made by Jack Taylor and fewer still have managed to do it whilst retaining the respect and admiration of absolutely everyone they have come into contact with.

"He will be greatly missed by everybody at The Football League and its clubs and our thoughts are with his family and friends."

– Greg Clarke, Football League chairman

"The club offers its sincere condolences to Jack's wife Sue and the rest of the Taylor family, and his many friends both inside the game and out."

– Wolves' statement

Twitter tributes to Jack Taylor OBE

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Sad to hear of the death of referee Jack Taylor, who officiated the 1974 FIFA World Cup Final - http://t.co/bXrh0RHr

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There will be a minutes applause at tomorrow's friendly with Wolves following the sad passing of World Cup Ref and great man, Jack Taylor

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